Progress Mentors

NG18 5BH, Mansfield
£24,582 per annum (pro rata for part time hours).
21 Jun 2018
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Organisational Type
GFE College

There’s never been a more exciting time to join West Nottinghamshire College Group. West Nottinghamshire College Group has grown from a local college to an international organisation with a reputation for dynamism and success.   The college group is made up of a number of separate companies all with education and training to the very highest level at their heart.  

We embrace and encourage all those who are driven to better themselves, achieve their goals and reach new heights. Outstanding resources combined with exceptional tutors and student support means that whatever your ambition, we can help you to achieve it.

The college is widely-regarded as one of the most successful colleges in the country, based on students’ results, Ofsted inspection and reputation.  Each year approximately 3,500 young people choose to continue their studies with us either as an apprentice or full-time student, a further 600 choose to undertake a university-level qualification with us and around 2,000 adult students.


When you join our college, our staff have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (July)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Free car parking
  • On-site Butterflies Day Nursery (Derby Road)
  • On-site hair and beauty salon, Revive Spa, fine dining Refine Restaurant and Create Theatre


You will undertake the vital role of co-ordinating, monitoring and supporting a cohort of up to 150 learners throughout their learner journey. You will work closely with subject tutors, managers and cross college teams to ensure every individual learner has an individual timetable and personalised learning plan to enable each to maximise their academic, personal and social development, and support their progression planning

You will provide support, mentoring and coaching for all designated students including those who may be at risk due to a number of factors including: under performance, poor attendance and behaviour, lack of motivation or other personal barriers to their learning and progress towards their chosen career.

You will work with a variety of learners either 1:1 or in groups to deliver the tutorial programme which will include the development of the learners’ academic, personal and social development, and support their progression planning via the development of the learners’ employability skills. You will monitor the learners’ progress on their Study Programme and conduct regular 1:1 meetings and interventions to ensure all learners are achieving their aspirational targets.  

You will intervene on a range of issues which may include punctuality, attendance, behaviour, self-management, time management, study skills across the whole School of Learning as agreed by the needs of learners and teams.  You will liaise closely with curriculum managers, their teams and other specialist services and areas both internally and externally to identify and support ‘at risk’ learners in a range of learning settings.

You will have a good understanding of the curriculum areas, learners and their learning and pastoral support needs in order to assist in the identifying the needs of students to ensure appropriate support is put into place.

You must have proven experience of working with young people and ideally in a supportive and mentoring role and to have worked in a college/school/youth environment.

You will be involved in the delivery of appropriate tutorial sessions and work closely with the tutors, curriculum and School management teams and have an involvement with organising and taking part in enrichment and wider learning activities.

You will demonstrate energy, passion and enthusiasm for making a difference and have the proven ability to lead group sessions, to engage, motivate and support young people both individually and in groups. 

It is essential that the person appointed has the ability to build positive relationships, displaying excellent communication and organisational skills.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; working with Professionalism, taking Responsibility for your actions, and giving Respect to clients and colleagues alike.  

4. Position within the College

The post-holder will be part of an allocated School of Learning and will report directly to the Curriculum Manager. 

5. Terms & Conditions

  • The post is offered on a Vision Business Support Services contract and is subject to those terms and conditions.
  • The salary will be £24,582 per annum (pro rata for part time hours). This is a spot salary. You will be required to work up to 37 hours per week on a flexible basis, requests for part time hours will be considered.   You will be entitled to 25 days leave, plus bank holidays pro rata for part time. Up to 5 days leave can be directed for efficiency closure (pro rata). Vision Business Support Services operates a Scottish Widows Group Personal Plan. The post holder may be located at any West Nottinghamshire College Group site and may be expected to travel as required.  You will however be given reasonable notice of any change in your principal place of work and be fully consulted.

    6. The Application

    Individuals with the appropriate experience, qualifications and personal qualities are invited to complete an online application form by 5pm on Sunday 1st July 2018.

    Please note: Interviews will be held on 12th July 2018. 


    The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Posts are all subject to DBS check. The successful candidate will be required to pay for the DBS check themselves, the cost will automatically be deducted from their first salary payment. This is currently £44.

    It is an offence for anyone who is barred by the ISA from working with children and or vulnerable adults to apply for this position.

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